Our 2×8 White Pine “D” Log Siding is the most popular of the rounded log profiles. It is also referred to as Quarter Log Siding, our solid wood 2×8 “D” Log Siding can be applied on any conventional frame construction while still achieving the rustic look and feel of a log home.
2×8 White Pine “D” Log Siding Features & Benefits:
• Easy & Quick Installation. – Great for Do-It-Yourself projects.
• Precision Milled, Solid Wood Siding.
• Versatility – Siding can be Applied to any Existing Home or Building.
• Energy Efficiency – Overall insulation R-value is potentially higher than with full log construction.
• Can give the feel of a log home on the inside or outside of nearly any conventionally framed building.
2×8 White Pine “D” Log Siding Specifications:
• Stack Height: 6.75 “
• Maximum Thickness: 1.5″
• Available Lengths: Random 14’, and 16′.
• Grade: Select
• Drying Type: Kiln-Dried
• Joinery Type: Tongue and Groove
• Texture: Milled Smooth
• Installation Type: Stainless Steel Nail or Screw.
• Cutting Waste: Recommended approximately 5%-10% for walls, 15%-25% for gable ends depending on roof angle.
• Typical Weight per linear foot: 2 lbs./lf
• Shipping Options: TBD
• Please Note: The product images shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.
2×8 White Pine “D” Log Siding Preparation Information:
Our Kiln Dried 2×8 White Pine “D” Log Siding is ready for installation once received on your jobsite. However, wood will shrink and swell with changes in moisture content and weather. To minimize dimensional change after installation, install siding at a moisture content that matches with local climate as closely as possible. If climate in a particular region causes wood to maintain 8% to 13% moisture content annually, then the most ideal siding would be installed at a moisture content within that range, and the material would be stored, stickered and protected for a week to ten days prior to application.
2×8 White Pine “D” Log Siding Storage Prior To Application:
Until installed, all log siding needs protection from direct sunlight, water saturation, snow, ice, dirt, and other elements. It is best to store the siding flat and off the ground with a vapor barrier so that moisture is not absorbed through the bottom boards of the stack. The siding should be protected with a waterproof covering elevated in the center so that water does not pool on the cover. We also recommend that you do not completely seal the bundle, as good air circulation is required to prevent any blue stain or molding. Ideally, the siding should be stored in an enclosed building such as a garage prior to use.
2×8 White Pine “D” Log Siding Maintenance:
As with every unfinished exterior wood, applying a quality finish to all surfaces (including the ends) is recommended. An exterior finish protects the wood from moisture absorption and UV degradation, and helps prevent staining caused by mold and mildew. On occasion, the siding may have a mill glaze that is produced when the material is manufactured through the planer. When mill glaze occurs, it is recommended to remove it by pressure washing the wood or sanding prior to staining. Sanding is not recommended as a first option unless every piece is sanded. We offer a wide selection of Oil and Water Based exterior finishes that we can recommend based on the final finish, maintenance schedule and look that is desired. Most translucent exterior finishes will need to be re-coated or reapplied every 3 -5 years depending on the product and your home’s UV exposure.